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MCC loss during mucociliary epithelium remodeling: new insight into a debated topic and a decade mystery.

Posted by , on 29 March 2021

Introduction In mucociliary epithelia, such as the mammalian airway epithelium or the embryonic epidermis of Xenopus tadpoles, the correct balance between multiciliated cells (MCCs) and secretory cells provides the functional ...

Is it in yet? How the direct transdifferentiation of glia-to-neurons ensures nimble male mating

Posted by , on 25 March 2021

By Rachel Bonnington, Carla Lloret Fernández and Laura Molina García Classically, developmental programmes were believed to be a one-way linear process in which cells progressively acquire their differentiated identities, each ...

Reshaping morphogen gradients, one miRNA at a time

Posted by , on 15 March 2021

Jacqueline Copeland and Marcos Simoes-Costa Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA The neural crest has long been referred to as “the fourth germ layer” for ...

Precision by design: Setting boundaries in patterning

Posted by , on 1 March 2021

Developmental patterning is an essential process for multicellular development, as it drives the cell-fate decisions that determine an organism’s body plan. One of the aspects that has fascinated me is ...

Pairing of segmentation clock genes results in robust pattern formation

Posted by , on 4 February 2021

Oriana Zinani, Kemal Keseroğlu, Ahmet Ay and Ertuğrul Özbudak on how gene pairing promotes oscillations in segmentation

4D Morphological Atlas of C. elegans Embryogenesis

Posted by , on 2 February 2021

A joint research team co-led by Prof. Chao Tang (Peking University, PKU), Prof. Zhongying Zhao (Hong Kong Baptist University, HKBU) and Prof. Hong Yan (City University of Hong Kong, CityU) ...

A facial birth defect is caused by perturbation of extreme long-range enhancers

Posted by , on 25 January 2021

Hannah Long tells the story of how she uncovered the genetic basis of a developmental disorder

Engineering morphogenesis using self-organized embodiment

Posted by , on 20 January 2021

During their journey from zygote to adult, embryos experience several symmetry breaking processes. Structures which are not isotropic (equal in all directions) are formed, creating the inside-out axis, forward-backwards axis, ...

Establishing connections

Posted by , on 16 December 2020

Jos Wendrich, Yvan Saeys and Bert De Rybel take us on a single cell journey through the Arabidopsis root

Actin and microtubules link to form a tube within a single cell

Posted by , on 14 December 2020

In the Genetics of Cell Behaviour in Development laboratory, at the Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Statistics at the University of Barcelona, we work with the terminal cells (TCs) of ...

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